Pets are clearly a Godolphin student's best friend and have certainly featured highly during online lessons. Like a Godolphin pinny, they serve a multitude of purposes, from the comforter to hot water bottle to a very effective way of distracting a teacher from the task at hand! Tension has been mounting all week amongst Fourth Year students as each tutor group has been asked to nominate a representative for the two prestigious categories of 'Cutest pet' and 'Most talented pet' in the year group. I was asked to predict the result but resolutely refused to be drawn on the matter, although admitting that she regretted not entering her own dog, Holly the Springer Spaniel. The final took place this morning, with resident pet expert, Mr McNulty kindly agreeing to judge the competition.
Grace's beautiful Clumber Spaniel, Plum, was awarded the title of cutest pet and Alice's Bearded Collie, Barney, was crowned the most talented pet, with some particularly impressive jumping skills
An additional category had to be included, as it was felt that Chloe's horse, Barika, who holds the title of number one in the British Showjumping children's rankings, may have been a little overqualified!